Check Out Some of my Favorites

I love seeing what other people are doing. When you all shop here in person, you frequently bring in your projects to share with us and we have a lot of fun seeing what you’ve made. When you all shop online with us, you frequently upload your finished project photos to The Loopy Ewe Photo Gallery, and we love that, too. One of our local Loopy customers was in this week (Hi Victoria!) and brought this adorable vest that she knit up for one of her grandsons for Easter. This is made with Amy Butler’s Belle Organic DK in Basil and Cilantro. Isn’t it cute? You can find the pattern – Kick It Up – over at Petite Purls, the online knitting mag that specializes in kids patterns.

Seeing this vest, reminded me of how much I love that yarn. I used it to knit my first-ever crochet project, and at the time, I decided that I needed to make a sweater with it. It just feels so great. Maybe I’ll do a short-sleeved cardi for summer. (You know, after I finish the sweater I’m making with the Ultra Pima DK Cotton. The list just keeps growing….)

Here are a few other fun things to check out, if you get a little bored this weekend.

1. I found this fun blog and amazing artist, after she added The Loopy Ewe to her Twitter feed. You should scroll down and watch the quick little video on the Alaskan Goblin Arrival – so cute!

2. I also like this felting artist a lot, and bought the  little Gnome in this photo from her shop.

3.  And this one is where the Toadstool came from. (Don’t the Gnome and Toadstool look like they belong together?) I love toadstools and rock piles and this one had both. They sit on my desk here at Loopy.

4. Oh, and this one!  The birds are amazing. And those owls? And chipmunks? And the mouse with the balloon? Too fun.

5. I like the drawings from this artist. I have two and I can’t justify more until I frame these two and do something with them. But I will. I like them a lot.

6. These are the cutest, teeny-tiniest little works of art. I haven’t bought anything yet, but it has been on my favorites list for quite awhile. This one makes me wish I had a dollhouse to furnish.

7.  Someday I’ll figure out just what I’d want written on one of these, and will order one. I like the use of different sized words and colors.

8. Beautiful work by this artist, too. Some whimsical (like this, which makes me laugh) and some just downright sweet.

9. Lately, my favorite jewelry comes from this shop. I’ve ordered several times and it’s always fun to receive and fun to give as gifts.

10. Last but not least, I cannot quit ordering pottery from this shop. It’s ridiculous. Some of you might remember that I do not need one more mug. But I ordered this one on Wednesday. And this one is really tempting me as well. And this. (Note to self: Stop. Just stop now.)

Happy Weekend to you!

Sheri shoppingwouldbelesstemptingifetsywouldjustgoaway….


  1. I love the pottery from the shop in number 10 too. In fact I’ve been eying a few mugs from there as gifts for two very special friends that might get ordered at some point 🙂

  2. Sheri, you are leading us into temptation! All those fun things. I shouldn’t even look, but I do.
    Re: number 7 – have you tried creating your own ‘word cloud?’ At you can enter your own words (a poem, saying, or just random words) and create and print out a word cloud. Great fun!

  3. You have some great shop picks! My etsy store is unsurprisingly full of hand knits, which means most knitters would just pass it by (because well, they too can knit), but I was so excited that I had my first sale this past week!

  4. I forgot just how much wonderful stuff that etsy carries. I spend most of my time on ravelry and hardly any time at etsy. Thanks for reminding me and sharing!

  5. I just couldn’t help but laugh at this statement: “I used it to knit my first-ever crochet project.” Always a knitter at heart, LOL.

    Thanks for enabling!

  6. Dear Sheri,

    You are killing me. And my husband will not be thrilled with my debit charges. I will fully blame you. 🙂

    Cindy, who hopes to live long enough to see you at the Fling next month.

  7. It isn’t bad enough that you get a good share of my money, then you find other great places for me to spend the little that is left over. lol

  8. OH MY! I saw a have to have on #5! Also, everyone, check out the handwarmer mugs on website!

  9. You are supporting small business and that is wonderful. Period.

    We all need to buy small, local, and with a thought to the producer.

    And am I glad the Loopy Ewe is local and small : )

  10. Great links…love them all. The little food in #6 is all so perfect…amazing. It’s hard to know what is all on etsy…thanks for pointing them out and providing links.

  11. I love! I get in trouble buying too much out there. 😀 Those teeny tiny food items in clay are hilarious! She did such a good job. A year or so ago I found someone had knitted a dissected frog and a dissected easter bunny. Knitted. And the guts were easter eggs on a bed of pink “grass”. Okay, so you have to be a bit twisted to appreciate that sort of thing… I confess. 😉

  12. Hi there!

    Just came across this and was surprised to see my blog in the number one spot. Thank You. I so appreciate it. I love all your other picks too!

    I just posted a new Felted Spider on my blog if your curious!

    Thanks again!

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